She was her city’s first female African-American lifeguard. She’s spent decades helping and ministering to the people of her community. She’s survived lupus. And now, at the age of 76, Ms. Vi has achieved something she’s dreamed about for years — she’s a college graduate.
When it comes to aging, we’ve all been brainwashed. Growing Bolder is smashing stereotypes and sharing stories of hope, inspiration and possibility.
David Hackett’s life reads like a Hollywood script. A surfer turned skateboarding pioneer and icon, he has experienced personal and professional highs and lows over the last 50+ years. In this exclusive Growing Bolder mini-doc, we roll with a guy who lives on the edge and in the moment, a stereotype smashing world class athlete and master of the art of the comeback.
Dr. Robert Masson is renowned for many things, and he inspires all around him to live life to its fullest, to live with passion and purpose and to always keep Growing Bolder. Now, that is leading to what may be one of the most unusual and inspiring story in all of motorsports.
“What would Marc do?” That’s a question that Magazine Publisher Randy Noles asked himself when he looked at his future. Randy had always dreamed of getting his Master’s degree, but work and family obligations kept him busy and he never followed through. Then, when he turned 60, he realized that he’d always have a reason not to pursue his dreams. He needed to start Growing Bolder.
Growing Bolder is proud to be a part of a cutting edge health project dedicated to creating a unique facility which brings together wellness, fitness and medicine in one integrated center in the Orlando, Florida area.
The first-annual Allegro presents the Growing Bolder Awards, brought to you by Senior Resource Alliance and Winter Park Health Foundation, will shine the spotlight on seniors who, as valuable members of our community, are pursuing their passions and living lives of purpose, while making a difference in the lives of others.
While Graham Johnston might be known as “the old fossil,” he is anything but petrified or prehistoric. This 85-year-old might be called one of the world’s foremost “aqua-tourists.” We catch him action at a swim meet, where he not only sets even more world records, he shares tales from the road and his fascinating life.
With her rainbow swim cap and megawatt smile, swimmer Charlotte Sanddal is hard to miss in the pool. Then when you discover she’s not only a national champion, she’s also 94 years old, you realize you’re never going to forget her.
John Seevers was born with birth defects in both legs. A series of surgeries led doctors to perform a double rotation — turning his forward-facing feet backwards. He doesn’t want you to feel sorry for him or to tell him to “hang in there.” He wants you to watch him racing hard against able-bodied swimmers, setting records in the process, and realize that we’re all capable of standing tall.